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Questions I am asked about the Holocaust

The author answers questions about her time as a teenager Jew in Auschwitz.

She's a mensch!

ten amazing Jewish women
"From the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya to the halls of the Canadian Supreme Court, the Jewish women found in these pages have accomplished remarkable feats. Some survived the horrors of the Holocaust while others had more peaceful childhoods, but all of them saw unfairness in their world and decided to do something about it"--Provided by publisher.

"Nice" Jewish girls

Presents an illustrated look at the lives of thirty-six Jewish women including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Golda Meir, Sarah Silverman, and others.

The locket

surviving the Triangle Shirtwaist fire
After Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian immigrant, survives a terrible fire at the non-unionized Triangle Shirtwaist factory while her older sister and many others do not, she begins fighting for improved working conditions in New York City factories.

Ava's homemade Hanukkah

At Hanukkah, Ava uses her family's stories about their personalized menorahs to inspire the making of her own menorah.

What world is left

Anneke Van Raalte and her family are taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp in 1942, and Anneke's father, who is a cartoonist, is coerced into helping a propaganda campaign falsely depicting the camp as an idyllic place for Jews; as time passes, Anneke struggles with her loyalty to her family and her sense of right and wrong.

Mordechai Anielewicz

no to despair
Follows the final days of Mordechai Anielewicz, leader of the Jewish Fighting Organization that led the insurrection against Nazi control in Poland during the Holocaust.

Chicken soup, chicken soup

"Two grandmas. Two delicious recipes. Sophie loves Bubbe's Jewish chicken soup, made with kreplach. She also loves Nai Nai's Chinese chicken soup, with wonton. But don't tell Bubbe and Nai Nai that their soups are the same!"--Provided by publisher.

Crushing the red flowers

"Friedrich Weber is a 12-year-old member of the Jungvolk in Hannover. Membership is mandatory if quietly reluctant on his part. Emil Rosen is a 12-year-old Jewish boy in Hannover. Restrictions on Jewish life are coming into force, but Emil is still required to practice the piano and study for his bar mitzvah. The two cross paths at a remote spot on the Leine River, Emil finding peace there and Friedrich remembering that it was his papa who had shared this "special place, their secret." But in the weeks leading up to Kristallnacht, each is caught up in the all-consuming anti-Semitism of their country as Jews are declared "non-German." Friedrich becomes one of those throwing rocks at Jewish businesses as his parents embrace Hitler in the hope it will "keep ?them? safe." Emil's family is torn between immigration to Paraguay and bewilderment; his vati fought for Germany in the Great War"--Provided by publisher.

Black bird, blue road

"Ziva will do anything to save her twin brother Pesah from his illness--even facing the Angel of Death himself. Pesah has lived with leprosy for years, and the twins have spent most of that time working on a cure. Then Pesah has a vision: The Angel of Death will come for him on Rosh Hashanah, just one month away. So Ziva takes her brother and runs away to find doctors who can cure him. But when they meet and accidentally free a half-demon boy, he suggests paying his debt by leading them to the fabled city of Luz, where no one ever dies--the one place Pesah will be safe. They just need to run faster than The Angel of Death can fly"--Provided by publisher.


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